Drive Beyond Reason
What is the drive beyond reason,
our abject longing--
obsessing over others’ words and actions,
going to any lengths to please the beloved,
covering child in sudden danger,
desiring sexual communion.
What is this drive beyond reason
that leads us all here--
the depth of kisses,
the rise, the fall?
Is it simply the dog in heat
panting in chase,
the dandelion pushing
through concrete to live?
Is it the drive to sacrament,
love, and care?
Or is it all simply the longing to be undone
and remade whole together?
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